England - April, 2010– Frazer Nash Communications - who obtained the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on the Parkland Pictures film "The Heavy" - today announced that they have signed the game’s publishing rights to Little Orbit LLC; worldwide publisher and developer of casual entertainment products. This deal has secured the worldwide publishing rights to a sought-after new video game being developed by Team 6 Game Studio. The Heavy is currently in development and is due to be released in the 3rd Quarter of 2010 on PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
Frazer Nash, CEO of Frazer Nash Communications, said,
"I'm really excited to be working with Little Orbit LLC - a young fresh publisher, full of new ideas on how to get this game to market. They also understand what The Heavy is all about and together with the rest of the partners involved in this game’s development, we are going to make a great game which is awesome."
Matthew Scott, CEO, Little Orbit LLC, said,
“The Heavy is exactly the kind of project Little Orbit was looking for. It’s a movie license done right. Frazer and his group have put a lot of thought into making a fun, over-the-top game with an edgy storyline that doesn’t rehash the film’s plot. He’s put together a great team, and we think there is something here for both hardcore and casual gamers alike.”
"The Heavy" is a British-made film was directed and created by Marcus Warren, a new British talent in the world of cinema. The film is a political crime thriller about family rivalry and betrayal.
"The Heavy" boasts an impressive British cast, led by British Independent Film Award Nominee Gary Stretch (Dead Man’s Shoes, Alexander), Vinnie Jones (X-Men:The Last Stand, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), musician Lee Ryan from‘Blue’ in his first on-screen role, Academy Award® Nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, V for Vendetta), Adrian Paul (Highlander Endgame, Alien Tracker), Christopher Lee (Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of The Rings), Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights) and Sadie Frost (Love, Honour and Obey). Music by Paul Oakenfold
Boots (Stretch), is a henchman for a successful but shady businessman, and is locked into his life of crime. Newly released from prison he attempts to leave his troubled ways behind him– but to do this he must complete just one last assignment– to assassinate his own brother Christian, an MP hotly tipped to be the next Prime Minister. When Boots is given the opportunity to finally exact his revenge on the brother who testified against him and helped land him in jail in the first place– the temptation is too great to resist… As events take a downward spiral, Boots realises that he can’t take anything for granted, especially not when family is involved.
Marcus Warren makes his directorial debut with "The Heavy", a stylish portrayal of inner city London. Original music is by legendary music producer and DJ, Paul Oakenfold. Packing a punch, "The Heavy" doesn’t hold back and exposes a world where you can trust no one and loyalty is rare.
"The Heavy" is released in cinemas across the UK April 2010.
About Little Orbit LLC:
Little Orbit (LO) is a worldwide publisher and developer of casual entertainment products for the rapidly growing casual video game marketplace. The company’s emphasis is on creating engaging, easy to play game content based on highly visible brands for all gaming platforms.
The founders possess more than 75 plus combined years of experience in Video Games and Marketing. They are a talented and diverse management team of industry veterans who have a record of successfully building entrepreneurial ventures and holding top positions in the interactive game industry. The team has a unique history with Entertainment companies like Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Warner Bros, Taco Bell, and Mattel that demonstrates an ability to leverage highly visible brands to help grow and engage consumers in emerging game channels.
For more information visit www.littleorbit.com.
About Team6 game studios
Established in 2001, headquartered in Assen (the Netherlands), Team6 game studios is an independent developer of computer games with the main focus (but not limited to) high end racing games. For 2010, six major titles for various platforms are scheduled. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.team6-games.com
Contact: Frazer Nash
Frazer Nash Communications Ltd
Tel: 0044 (0) 1296712522